Category Archives: Soup

Orange Recipes for Halloween Dinner

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La Bouillabaisse de l’Oncle Jean-Louis

Bouillabaisse used to be the soup of the poor in the port of Marseille.  You simmered the bony rock fish abundant in the Calanques in a vegetable broth and added better fish according to your budget. It means boiling on … Continue reading

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Cream or not Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Saturday, I picked wild white chanterelles in the pouring rain and tonight the forecast is warning against frost. The Indian Fall is not that hot this year and I am making mushroom soup to warm up. The best way to … Continue reading

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Soupe de moules aux légumes (mussels in vegetable soup)

Months including an “R” is the best time to eat shell fish, the saying goes. This is not only a safety recommendation, the hot months have no “R”, but also a matter of taste. The colder the water, the better … Continue reading

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Gratinée Lyonnaise sounds much better than just onion soup

This is probably the best comfort food  on a cold day, a great way to stave off the anxiety of a looming dark and stormy night, and assurance to bring rosy cheeks and smiles to all. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Looking for Cinderella’s pumpkin, is it midnight yet?

I bought a pumpkin at Dan’s Farm that may be what you are looking for. It is a French pumpkin – here is some info from a website that sells the seeds: “The Pumpkin French Cinderella, ‘Cucurbita maxima’, is a … Continue reading

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Flu remedy: Chicken noodle soup with ginger or Matsutake

    This is a pressure cooker recipe if you have one, otherwise a  Le Creuset large stock pot will be more than fine, so long as you are patient (double the times). I always  break in half and freeze … Continue reading

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Languedoc Garlic soup

Gardeners, this is for you. The home-grown garlic is ready to be picked and for this soup, the fresher, the better. My father-twice-in law Hugh  just sent beautiful heads of garlic from his sunny Vancouver garden and I peeled 12 … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Soup in less than 10 minutes

This is a light soup, no cream! Local cauliflower is at every vegetable stand right now, it is a good time to enjoy it really fresh. This recipe is one of the most simple soups to make and is a … Continue reading

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Soupe au pistou

This is the recipe from Bistrot le Paradou in the village of Paradou near Fontvieille in Provence. They shared the ingredients but did not give any details on the how to, so I am going to give some explanations based … Continue reading

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Penny Pierce’s cold squash and zucchini soup

This recipe  and pictures were sent by Penny Pierce from Lakefield Ontario. The vegetables are from her own garden.  Here is what she did: “I used one green zucchini (this light green variety is nice and buttery) and the yellow … Continue reading

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Cucumber soup

I was given two  small home-grown cucumbers by Carling today, the dark green coarse skin garden kind which is so tasty. Perfect for a refreshing chilled soup. I peeled  them, cut them in quarters lengthwise, removed the seeds and put … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

It is so hot in Spain in the summer that it is almost impossible to eat solid food at lunch time. The best thing to do is to have a refreshing Gaspacho before the siesta, a light tasty cold soup … Continue reading

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Fresh cream of pea, no cream required

This is a cold soup with a  light green colour, nothing  to compare with traditional Royal Navy style  pea soup, more like a contemporary designer pastel…The taste is also completely different because there are no split peas in it, but … Continue reading

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Chilled Watercress Soup

This is very refreshing on a  hot summer lunch, like today. We have not really had many yet here in Victoria, BC. this year. Start by  rubbing a split garlic clove at the bottom of a small pot, then turn … Continue reading

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Duck noodle soup

    No one is sick but I  don’t like freezing much, so after the duck, comes the soup. I still had both carcasses, the wings, and necks so I cooked them in the pressure cooker with a clove garlic … Continue reading

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White turnip soup

White turnips are not bitter like other turnips, they are very tasty and have a wonderful smooth texture once cooked. They make a very elegant soup as the color is a soft creamy white. What you do: First cut off … Continue reading

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Wild Stinging Nettle Soup

First of course is getting to the country to pick your own nettles*. They don’t appear at the market although they are a great “100 mile radius”  wild food for most of us. Beware not to pick road side where … Continue reading

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